Crawford Talks Potential Fights At Welterweight
Keith Thurman claimed the only way he’d consider fighting Terence Crawford, is if the Nebraska born boxer became “relevant” at welterweight.
Instead of getting offended or throwing shade at Thurman, Crawford agreed.
“He’s right,” Crawford told BoxingScene.com regarding Thurman’s remarks. “I would say the same thing. You’ve got a guy coming up from 140, into his division, that he’s the No. 1 guy in, and never fought a welterweight fight before. How can he just jump in front of everybody and just get a shot at me [meaning Thurman], when he hasn’t even proven himself, hasn’t even done anything to earn his spot at the welterweight division or earn his shot at the unified world champion?
“So it’s a smart move by him. It’s a business, at the end of the day. Once you get to that type of level, you want all big fights. But at the same time, you want big fights that make sense.”
Crawford is dipping his toes into the welterweight division with a June 9th fight against Jeff Horn, for Horn’s WBO welterweight title, and is looking to fight the best in the division, such as Errol Spence.
“Spence is one of the top welterweights in the division,” Crawford said this week to Boxing Scene.
“And Keith Thurman is the No. 1 welterweight in the division. Danny Garcia is a top welterweight in the division, and so is Shawn Porter. So those are the top welterweights in the division, on the PBC side. Any one of those fights would be great, exciting fights for me.
“And so is Jeff Horn. He’s a top welterweight. So it’s great for me to start off with a top welterweight, for a world title, in my first welterweight fight. And it’s gonna answer a lot of questions about Terence Crawford, come fight night.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene